News & Events

“Bee A Reader” Raffle Drawing on August 20

We may have had to cancel the Spelling Bee, but we still can have winners!  Raffle winners, that is.  We will be holding the drawing for our “Bee A Reader” Raffle on Thursday, August 20, 2020, beginning at noon.  The winners will be announced here on the website.

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It’s Volunteer Week!

Our face-to-face activities may be suspended, but we still love our volunteers!  We really miss seeing folks in the office and at schools and in classes.  Hang in there – we look forward to getting together again when it’s safe to do so.

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UPDATE: Programs Suspended Until Further Notice

Our Executive Director and Board of Directors have announced that our office will continue to be closed and our programs suspended until further notice.  Despite these difficult times, we want to continue to serve our students and stay connected.  Our Adult Literacy coordinators have alternative means of instruction and learning to offer to our volunteer tutors, […]

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Coronavirus Resources: How to Get Help and Give Help

We’d like to share the following online resources for people who need help during the virus-related shutdown: Dutchess County United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region Orange County Columbia County Greene County Dutchess County and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region are also looking for volunteers to help with emergency response. There are opportunities for people […]

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Important Cancellation Message

We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation on the Coronavirus outbreak and listening to the concerns of many of our volunteers and students. In an abundance of caution, Literacy Connections programs and activities will be canceled on March 16-20, 2020.  At the end of next week,  we will reassess the situation and may extend […]

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What’s the Buzz?

Preparations are well underway for the 29th Annual Community Spelling Bee!  We are looking forward to a great event on Tuesday, March 24 at Marist College.  Do you love to spell?  Grab a friend and join us as a team of spellers in this fun and friendly competition.  The Bee is open to high school […]

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October News

Check out the October Literacy Connector for the latest news about adult tutoring, Book Buddies, and the 29th annual Community Spelling Bee!

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Our Orange County Office Has Moved!

Our Orange County office has a new home!  The building where we have been renting space in Middletown has been sold, and we are happy to announce that we have found a new office in Newburgh.  We will be busy for the next couple of weeks, cleaning out the old office and equipping the new […]

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Last Call for Ultimate Discount Cards!

Spring is here, and so are the 2019 Ultimate Discount Cards! The Discount Card offers a year of discounts for only $12. The card pays for itself in discounts after a few uses – carry it in your wallet so that you are always prepared to save money at your favorite shops, restaurants, and more.  […]

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It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Tutoring students one-on-one; reading with young children every week in school; teaching English language classes; helping with events.  Our volunteers do it all! To show how grateful we are for the time and talents that our volunteers bring to Literacy Connections, we’re having a little party!  From Monday, 4/8 through Thursday, 4/11, volunteers are invited […]

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